Frost & Co Dorset Open – entries open!

Entries are now open for the Frost & Co Dorset Open 2017, which takes place at the club from Sunday 6th to Saturday 12th August.

The tournament includes Junior events (8U – 18U) and Adult events (including Men’s Over 45 and Ladies Over 40) singles and doubles.

You can enter via the LTA website:

https://www3.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Competition/?ctn=1-9ONRRJE

or by filling in an application form and sending it to the club:

Dorset Open 2017 entry form

 

Open Seniors Doubles Tournament – this week!

We’re pleased to be hosting the LTA Open Seniors Doubles Tournament from Monday 12th to Saturday 17th June. Entries have now closed and the action starts on Monday, overseen by Tournament Director, Clive Richardson.

The forecast is much better for this coming week so we’re hoping for interrupted play.  If you’re taking part, good luck and we hope you enjoy your matches!

 

Seniors poster 2017

Westerns croquet tournament – 12th-14th May

The WESTERNS tournament is one of the first top level events of the UK croquet year and takes place at East Dorset on 12th – 14th May. There are already several world class players entered including the reigning ladies world champion.
Croquet not only requires all the usual skills of bat and ball games but also demands tactical awareness. But don’t worry, if you come to watch there will be somebody there who can explain the tactics and the skill required.

U3A Introduction to Golf Croquet

EDLTCC Croquet Section has set up the opportunity for Poole U3A to offer an “Introduction to Golf Croquet” course on specified Thursday mornings during the U3A summer term. If you know of anyone currently involved with Poole U3A who potentially might be interested in Croquet, please suggest that they register their interest by contacting U3A’s Rod Turner, email: rmturner43@btinternet.com as soon as possible – the course commences on Thursday 11 May 2017. The Club requests all Members to be welcoming to the U3A attendees and to proffer assistance as required. It is hoped that, on completion of the course, a proportion of the attendees will be attracted into full Croquet membership and thus become part of our extended ‘family’.

Spring drawing classes, sign up now!

Following the success of the first series of drawing classes, local artist Julie Herring will be running a second course from April to June. Again it’s Drawing from Nature (Still Life) for Beginners and Improvers, please see the poster below for more details:

Drawing classes, Apr-Jun 2017

 

To find out more or to sign up, please call Julie on 07720 353454.

You can also visit Julie’s website to see her What’s On page and information on workshops in 2017: www.earth-art.org.uk

New singles box leagues – entries now open!

Following on from last term’s box leagues, Dan will be running a new set of box leagues to give you the opportunity to play some matches over the winter period.

The box leagues will involve arranging matches with other players in your box at times to suit you and then passing the results back to Dan so he can keep the boxes up to date. Matches are best of 3 sets, if 1-1 then the 3rd will be decided by a 10 point tiebreak.
Entries are £5 and the deadline for entries will be Monday 13th March.
If you wish to hear more or you would like to sign up then please contact Dan either by email at danjhtennis@hotmail.com or by mobile 07475 447272.
Hope to hear from you soon!